Hoping to someday find M's brother adopted in the U.S. -
Myckola Oleksandrovych Markov - 8/26/2003

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Summer Update

Its been busy.

We went to Busch Gardens and got an epic pic of our kids's first time on a rollar coaster.

The faces are epic. I die. Just look 😂

Six days later after 3 ER trips, I had emergency surgery to remove a cyst. I spent 3 days in the hospital and two weeks recovering at home.
Nursing Ella after surgery. 

Going home.

D had a birthday. He's 14 now!

The boys did two weeks of swim lessons.

Little E is getting so big and is such a beautiful baby!

We had evaluations done for the kids to provide proof of progress for the school district. Lets just say my kids blew progress out of the water. Here's M after she just got a 95% on her third grade math lesson. We've continued working on school over the summer with the kiddos still catching up, and turned in our notice of intent to homeschool again next year yesterday!

I am proud of my kids. W and Wy are reading above grade level now. W tested at 7th and Wy at 3rd. They are rising 5th and 3rd graders now. Wy is completing 3rd grade math this summer. He will be starting 4th grade in september at 8 years old. 

D and V made huge reading progress. They are both reading near 3rd grade level now after starting the year at a K level. I could just squish them. We have worked so hard!

E is at a beginning second grade reading level and working on 3rd grade math. Again, huge progress for this guy! 

There is no doubt in my mind that Learning Ally has made a huge difference in my children's reading ability. 

We plan to continue using Teaching Textbooks for math, Dyslexia Games curriculum for core subjects and dyslexia therapy, and Learning Ally for reading. I also found a new app to help with spelling called Easy Spelling Aid. It has the dyslexic font and it also has a translate feature. I am in love with it!

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life; but those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,are carried on the wings of destiny; and placed among us by God's very own hands. --Kristi Larson